His second-hand ideas of authorship
were wrong, for here was the proof of it.
Plichard Bentley, at the close of the seventeenth century, to examine more minutely the existing versions of Aesop's Fables, and he maintained that many of them could, with a slight change of words, be resolved into the Scazonic l7 iambics, in which Babrias is known to have written: and, with a greater freedom than the evidence then justified, he put forth, in behalf of Babrias, a claim to the exclusive authorship
of these fables.
As sudden shiftings of the scene, and rapid changes of time and place, are not only sanctioned in books by long usage, but are by many considered as the great art of authorship
: an author's skill in his craft being, by such critics, chiefly estimated with relation to the dilemmas in which he leaves his characters at the end of every chapter: this brief introduction to the present one may perhaps be deemed unnecessary.
Skeptical persons have doubted Homer's authorship
of the work, but the learned, ingenious and industrious Dr.
Unless I am entirely mistaken, the authorship
of the anonymous letters has not mystified her.
His most enduring literary work, however, was the inspiration and possibly partial authorship
of the 'Anglo-Saxon Chronicle,' a series of annals beginning with the Christian era, kept at various monasteries, and recording year by year (down to two centuries and a half after Alfred's own death), the most important events of history, chiefly that of England.
An increase in multiple authorships
might also reflect formal
Bowen (2013) has done an admirable job in bringing to the attention of the social work scholarly community the problem of inappropriate authorships
. This problem can arise through a number of possible routes, ranging from benign ignorance to malignant misappropriation.
They also show a significant increase in the number of publications and authorships
attributable to Canadian based members.
, and the academic death penalty.
And if we consider some texts, some readers, and some settings more likely than others to produce the sense of an author-as-persona and others more likely to produce the sense of an impersonal structure at work, we might be freed to begin asking when and how readers are likely to construct, or to believe in, these different authorships
. We might then explore different genres, different structures of representation, and different stylistic practices for their generation not only of differing profiles of implied author but differing concepts of implied authorship